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Therapeutic Medical Massage

Do you have a noticeable scar that you wish you couldn’t see? For years, you didn’t have many options when it came to reducing the appearance. However, now you have an option that combines massage and scar reduction. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we offer scar release therapy. This special type of therapy works to release scar tissue that formed, which results in increased motion and other benefits to help you move better.

What is Scar Release Therapy

Scar release therapy is a specific type of massage that works to decrease the buildup of scar tissue while also reducing the appearance of scars on your body. It works on scars from a variety of causes, so it provides the most relief for the majority of people.

Overall, the therapy doesn’t cause much pain during or after the session. You may feel a little uncomfortable from the tugging done on the scar following your appointment. However, that feeling goes away within the next couple of days following the therapy.

Many people experience relief after their first session. Some people continue to have sessions while some feel satisfied after one session. However, some also find they need additionally types of therapies or massage to re-train their body on working properly after suffering with the pain from scar tissue buildup.

How Does It Help

Since scar tissue builds up over time, some people may need therapy to break it up. Scar tissue hardens over time, which is when it begins to impact movement. Once we work to break up the scar tissue in your body, you experience less pain.

Additionally, scar release therapy improves flexibility. As the scar tissue breaks down, it makes it easier on your body to move around.

Also, your body requires oxygen in order to function properly. When you have a buildup of scar tissue, it impedes the flow of oxygen through your body. With scar release therapy, we work to reduce the amount of scar tissue in your body. With the reduction in scar tissue, it makes it easier for oxygen to move throughout your body. This gives your muscles a boost as they have access to better oxygen. Overall, it may improve your performance in many different settings.

After surgery, many people worry about the scar they’ll have. When your doctor gives the all clear, massage therapy can help in reducing the amount of scar tissue that builds up. The sooner the sessions start, the less likely scar tissue will build up. However, you don’t want to start massage therapy until your doctor says so. Otherwise, something during the massage could unintentionally deter your recovery.

Many people don’t think a scar impacts their movement ability. Instead of holding in the pain associated with scar, turn to scar release therapy. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna works with you to ease any symptoms you experience related to built up scar tissue. If you’re tired of pain related to any type of scar, contact Aruna for scar release therapy today.

Different forms of stress relief manifest themselves in different ways in different people. One of the more common ways people choose to relax is through massage. Some massage types work to relax you during the session. However, after the session, you may find that relaxation doesn’t carry through into your personal life. That’s where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness and massage work together to keep you relaxed in the present as well as in the future to lessen anything in the future that may distract you.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a specific technique designed to help people stay in the moment. This is especially helpful during tense or stressful situations. Over the years, mindfulness has been adapted into many different things, such as mindfulness over what you’re consuming to mindfulness of what you say in different forums. Overall, it requires you to stay present in the moment while taking in everything around you.

Mindfulness started as a Buddhist teaching. Since then, many different practices and schools of thought have adapted different principles of mindfulness. Mindfulness works to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, and many other afflictions. Through mindfulness and massage, you work to re-connect with yourself while trying to stay in the present when it comes to any problems you face in life.

How Does It Work With Massage?

Regardless of the type of massage you receive from Aruna, you can apply mindfulness techniques during the session. Mindfulness works differently from person to person. It’s just one of the ways everyone is unique. During your pre-massage conversation with Aruna, you may discuss things that have been on your mind since the last time you met. Or, you may discuss things that currently weigh heavily on your mind if it’s your first appointment. Either way, letting Aruna know of this makes it easier to practice mindfulness during your massage.

During your massage, you’ll want to take note of any thoughts that enter your mind. Those thoughts may range from registering Aruna’s touch to a worrisome thought. Make a small note of each thought then let it pass. If it’s something that needs revisited, file it away for later. Remember, mindfulness is all about staying in the present.

How Can It Work Outside of Massage?

Mindfulness isn’t just for massage. In fact, you can adapt different types of mindfulness for what you need in your life. If you regularly feel stress while working, take a few moments to take a step back and focus on your breathing. Even by focusing on the breath, you can re-gear your mind to where it needs to be at the moment while also reducing stress and anxiety, which is one of the main goals of mindfulness overall.

Mindfulness and massage go hand-in-hand. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna will work with you to help increase mindfulness in your daily life to make it more meaningful. Through various coaching techniques, you’ll have different methods of practicing mindfulness as you go about your day. To schedule a massage appointment, contact Therapeutic Medical Massage now.

Are you interested in learning more about massage? At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna works to educate you during your massage about what your specific massage type aims to accomplish. Massage has many different health benefits designed to help your overall health and wellness. If you’re wondering how massages work, Therapeutic Medical Massage is here to help. We’ll go over the health benefits of massage and how massage impacts your whole body.

Massage for Relaxation

Massage is typically broken down into two categories: relaxation massage and medical massage. When it comes to a relaxation massage, you probably choose this massage as a way to relax and not fix a certain medical issue you may have.

A relaxation massage helps to open different pathways in your body. The ultimate goal after a relaxation massage is to help feel more relaxed. A relaxation massage may help to decrease your blood pressure and reduce your stress. With those decreases, you may also feel less anxiety and an increase in serotonin levels, which gives you a better overall feeling after your massage. The more often you have a relaxation massage, the more relaxed you’ll be following the sessions and the time between the sessions.

Medical Massage

While a relaxation massage helps you relax, a medical massage aims to treat a specific ailment. While Aruna can perform relaxation massages, she can also perform medical massages. Therapeutic Medical Massage specializes in different types of medical massage, including sports and rehab massage, pain relief massage, and lymphatic massage.

Overall, medical massage aims to help you heal on a better basis. Medical massage is a much more customized massage compared to a relaxation massage to help you heal. With a medical massage, healing pathways are opened in your body, which helps increase healing. Medical massage can improve your body’s circulation, which puts a stop to any type of buildup you may have.

Effects on Your Body

Massage serves as an excellent complement to any doctor prescribed treatment plans you may have. Whether you choose a relaxation massage or a medical massage, you’re helping to make improvements to your body and improve your overall wellness. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, regular massage appointments help to improve your immune function, which makes you healthier on an overall basis. Even if you use massage for relaxation purposes, you can still help ease any aches and pains you may be feeling. While you may feel a little sore following your massage, you won't feel your general aches and pains as much in the days following your massage.

Massage helps you on many different levels. Not only can it help you on a relaxation level, but it also helps your overall wellness. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we work to ease any ailments going on in your life, from stress to a specific injury. If you’re wondering how massage works or want to know the different massage health benefits, Therapeutic Medical Massage is here to help. Contact us today for your massage needs.